riverboat (1).jpg

Summer Fun in St. Charles

Summers in the Midwest call for endless outdoor activities. When each day calls for sunshine and 80-degree weather, there isn't a better time to visit St. Charles. 

Head to the Fox River for biking, boating, and more! If you need to cool off, head to one of the many ice cream shops around town. For a real challenge, try the famous Colonial Kitchen Sink! You can also head to Dawn's Beach Hut and cool off with a frozen tropical drink.

Enjoy all of the different restaurant patios, especially The Office, Filling Station Pub and Grill, and Evergreen Pub and Grill which has sand volleyball courts. Take a stroll up and down Main Street to hear live music all around town.


  • STC Live!

  • Outdoor Dining

  • Miniature Golfing

  • Paddlewheel Riverboats

  • Brew Tour

  • Kayaking

  • Grab a Sweet Treat

  • Take a Dip in the Pool

One of the best ways to experience St. Charles is through its fine dining. In the summer, the plaza is full of people eager to enjoy the outdoors and quality food. 

Outdoor Dining


Miniature Golfing

Looking for a fun activity for family, friends, or for you and your partner? Head to River View Miniature Golf Course located along the Fox River and by Pottawatomie Park. 

Paddlewheel Riverboats

The Paddewheel Riverboats at Pottawatomie Park offer weekday and weekend cruises. Cruises are $10 for 16 years and older, $8.25 for children 3-15, and free for children 2 and under! There are also frequent Booze Cruises for adults 21+. 

Brew Tour

St. Charles is home to five incredible breweries: 93 Octane, D&G Brewing, Riverlands Brewing Company, Pollyanna Brewing Company, and Alter Brewing + Kitchen. Every brewery has its own unique flavors, atmosphere, and hops! Spend your summer experiencing all that our breweries have to offer!

Photo Jul 23, 5 29 26 PM.jpg
Photo Jul 22, 4 20 29 PM.jpg
Photo Jul 21, 4 18 10 PM.jpg
Photo Jul 21, 4 53 05 PM.jpg

Enjoy the scenic Fox River aboard a paddle boat, kayak, or canoe! Kayaks and paddle boats are available to rent at River View Miniature Golf Course

Water Sport Fun

Grab a Sweet Treat

Cool off and enjoy a sweet treat from Kimmer's Ice Cream, Kilwins, Forever Yogurt, or Colonial Cafe! Everyone is sure to find a dessert they like - whether it is a delicious Sparkle Cone or towering Kitchen Sink!

Take a Dip in the Pool

Splash into summer at one of the two pools in St. Charles! These facilities have a wide range of activities such as water slides, a zero-depth activity pool, a rope walk, diving boards, snack bars, and more! 

swanson (1).jpg